CHANGE-THE GLOW OF LOVE 1980 LP

13 Aug
A1 A Lover’s Holiday (A Jim Burgess Mix)

                                        Mixed By – Jim Burgess
Written-By – D. Romani*, T. Willoughby*

6:24
A2 It’s A Girl’s Affair

                                        Written-By – P. Gianolio*, W. Garfield*

5:29
A3 Angel In My Pocket

                                        Written-By – P. Gianolio*, T. Willoughby*

6:10
B1 The Glow Of Love

Arranged By – Mario Malavasi*
Lead Vocals – Luther Vandross
Composed By – David Romani*
Written-By – M. Malavasi*, W. Garfield*
Engineer – MHB*

6:11
B2 Searching

                                        Lead Vocals – Luther Vandross
Lyrics By – P. Slade*, T. Willoughby*, W. Garfield*
Composed By, Arranged By – Mario Malavasi*
Engineer – MHB*

8:01
B3 The End

                                        Written-By – P. Gianolio*

5:54

 

Credits

  • Arranged By, Composed By, Conductor – David Romani*, Paolo Gianolio
  • Engineer – Bill Scheniman, Maurizio Biancani
  • Executive Producer – Jacques Fred Petrus, Mauro Malavasi
  • Performer [All Music Played By] – Goody Music Orchestra, The*
  • Producer – Jacques Fred Petrus
  • BBC Review

    The Glow of Love is simply the best album Chic never
    made.

    Daryl Easlea
    2010-10-12

    For many people, Change’s six-track debut album, The Glow of Love, was the
    first time they encountered Luther Vandross
    gossamer vocals. His performance, so perfect and commanding on the title-track,
    Searching and, to a lesser extent, A Lover’s Holiday, was what finally gave the
    New York-based session singer the exposure he needed that led to his successful
    solo career.

    Change was masterminded by Italian producers and writers Jacques Fred Petrus
    and Mario Malavasi. They initially approached Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards
    of Chic to
    produce the debut album of their dance collective. Although the duo declined,
    The Glow of Love is one of the most notable, affectionately slavish copies of
    the Chic sound ever released.

    Recorded in Change’s native Italy with vocals added by Vandross and Jocelyn
    Shaw/Brown
    in New York’s Power Station Studios, it is the sound of Studio 54
    through a Euro-disco filter. A Lover’s Holiday – one of the standout dance
    tracks of 1980 – is probably the best of the then-contemporaneous Chic tributes,
    with its neat, interlocking guitar and bass figure, gang vocals and ex-Chic
    singer Vandross adding his magic to the chorus. A vivid, female-sung lyric about
    a disco, a party and making your own entertainment: with its superb bass
    breakdown three and a half minutes in, it still sounds like tremendous fun 30
    years later.

    Other standout tracks, Searching and The Glow of Love, provided a perfect
    showcase for Vandross. Searching is still divine, fading in as if it playing
    forever in some celestial loop, the tale of a stranger finding love in a strange
    town. It reached number 11 in the UK in 1980, while The Glow of Love, with its
    overly sentimental lyrics, established Vandross as the love man of choice for
    millions around the world.

    The rest of the album is somewhat makeweight. It’s a Girl’s Affair is a
    simple celebration of going out on the town, Angel in My Pocket is forgettable,
    yet the pulsing beats of The End reveal Petrus and Malavasi’s hi-energy roots.
    Let’s be frank, that’s neither here nor there when you consider the strength of
    the three main tracks on The Glow of Love, some of the greatest disco ever
    captured on album.

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